Some innovative and entertaining songs make their debuts this week. One artist continues to find himself with two songs at a time on the chart, while another appears on the chart – twice – for the first time in over 5 years. And they both join another artist who has one song on the rise and one which peaked in the Top 5 a few weeks ago.
But first the Top 10, in which we find two songs snug comfortably at the top 🙂
It’s “White Lies” that reigns supreme for a second week for German/UK producers M-22 and featuring the songwriting talents and uncredited vocal of British singer A*M*E. It kind of goes hand in hand, for me anyway, with Cedric Gervais’ disco edit of “Good Things” in collaboration with Just Kiddin and singer Kyan, which stays at #2.
A third frenetic house track joins the top two to keep you dancing away. “Enlighten Me” is by the fine Dutchmen that are DubVision and SYZZ, and it soars 8-3. They bypass Mahalo and MŌZ who remain at #4 with the deep house of “Go Ahead”, as well as “Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers, which still climbs 7-5. Although Joe Jonas found himself in the Top 5 previously as a solo singer with “Make You Mine” (#3, from his underappreciated Fastlife album) in 2012, and again with DNCE with “Cake By The Ocean” (#2) in 2015, I don’t think I ever fathomed the Jonasei gracing the upper reaches!
Every release by MAX that has hit my chart has made the Top 10, and “Love Me Less”, featuring Quinn XCII, rises 10-7. Mokita’s third entry on the chart becomes his second Top 10 hit. The Nashville singer/songwriter moves up 11-9 with “Kiss And Tell” as “London” tumbles to #15 after peaking at #3. The second newcomer to the Top 10 is “Wild” by German producer Final DJs and featuring Bright Light Bright Light on vocals. “Wild” moves up 13-10 and becomes Bright Light Bright Light’s 17th Top 10 entry!
Three other recent entries are advancing well on the chart. French producer Kidswaste’s delightful “Sleeping Pills” featuring vocalist KOLE climbs 21-16, and right behind is progressive electronica from L.A.’s Mako with “Coyote” moving up 23-17. The fastest riser on the chart, however, is “Swear To God” by Canadian producer Famba, which is making short work of the chart by leaping 27-19. It’s also Famba’s second Canadian radio hit following “Wish You Well” (featuring Trove).
It’s definitely an interesting chart for debuts. Although he continues to move up at #13 with “Crashing” (featuring Bahari), the prolific Illenium has singer/songwriter Jon Bellion on deck this time for the quite amazing and thoughtful “Good Things Fall Apart”, which makes an impressive debut at #20. Then there’s Timmy Trumpet’s commanding “World At Our Feet” which becomes the Australian producer’s first entry on this chart at #23.
And last but not least, there are Dutch producers, the brothers Showtek. This is the first time that Showtek has appeared on the chart since 2014, when “Cannonball (Earthquake)”, with Italian producer Justin Prime and US vocalist Matthew Koma, went to #1. They are back two-fold, first at #26 with Canada’s own Sultan + Shepard bowing for the first time on the chart with “We Found Love”, an update of “Now That We Found Love”, a huge 90’s hit for Heavy D. & The Boyz, originally recorded in 1979 by reggae band Third World. And then there’s the story of remixing a fun 4 year old song – but when a remix by A-Trak is among them you know it’s going to be great. Showtek and vocalist Leon Sherman’s “Listen To Your Momma” arrives at #28, and A-Trak’s is one of five remixes on the EP.
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